Every PCs for People office has desktop computers available (see different categories based on donation amount below). Laptops are only available at our offices in St. Paul and Denver.

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Donation Categories for Desktop Computer Towers

When you make a voluntary donation you will receive:

  • $0-$29: FREE - suitable for basic use, like typing and light job searching; Linux Mint or Ubuntu, 2 GB of RAM, 80 GB hard drive; available every day at opening until gone
  • $30-$49: GOOD - suitable for most home uses, 4 GB of RAM, 160 GB hard drive
  • $50-$99: BETTER - suitable for many home uses including school work, internet, videos and recreation; 4 GB RAM, 320 GB hard drive
  • $100+: BEST - fastest computers we have available (i5 or i7 processor), good for games, videos, and more; 4-6 GB RAM, 320-500 GB hard drive
  • Note that a flat screen monitor costs an extra $30 or $50. CRT monitors are free with your desktop. (see below)
  • Laptops are available at St. Paul and Denver offices. 

All items are subject to availability. Prices may vary between offices and online, depending on availability and customization.

What's Included

Our typical desktop computer system includes (at no extra cost):

   mouse  keyboard  power cord
  Mouse  Keyboard 

Power cords & monitor cords

(Other cords available on request) 

There are 3 types of monitors available:



 17 inch  19 inch

15" flat screen


17-19" flat screen


20"+ flat screen


 Prices may vary between offices and online, depending on availability and customization.

Additional accessories can be purchased at some locations (prices and availability may vary):

  • Speakers
  • Web camera
  • USB flash drive
  • Wireless mouse
  • Wireless USB adapter


PCs for People warranties hardware for 90 days. Each computer is eligible for one free reinstall of Windows for any reason within the first 90 days. Issues caused by the user (physical damage, viruses, malware, and other software-related issues) are repaired for a small fee.

After the 90 day warranty we offer a discounted repair program to ensure participants always have a working computer. (Repairs start at $25 and only cost extra if we need to back up files, replace a laptop screen, open up the laptop to its motherboard, or order a part we don't have in stock.)

Order Online

Qualified individuals and nonprofits may order any of our computers online! Only eligible individuals and nonprofits may order products which include Windows or Microsoft Office, but non-qualified customers may order accessories and computers without Windows and Microsoft Office.

  • Shipping is free!
  • Order from anywhere in the US
  • Receive your order within 4 to 7 business days
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover and Diners Club


Pick Up a Computer at a Local PCs for People Office

PCs for People has locations in multiple cities and each office distributes computers differently and has different open hours. Select the city from the list below to learn how to receive a computer.


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